Essential Animal Services Training (EAST)
Credentialed Animal Control & Cruelty Investigations Training
Module A ‐ February 6-10, 2023 ‐ Winter Haven, FL
Essential Animal Services Training (EAST) Academy is intended for a wide variety of professionals including animal cruelty investigators, animal control officers, veterinary professionals, animal welfare workers, members of animal rescue groups & others who are responsible for the care and control of animals and the investigation of animal cruelty cases. The EAST Academy curriculum consists of three 40 hour modules, each providing instruction in all aspects of animal control and animal cruelty investigations. We recommend Module A be taken first, and modules B and C may be taken in any order.
Upon successful completion of this curriculum (cumulative average score of 80% or above) students will receive a certificate of completion and are eligible to apply for continuing education credits (CEUs) from Colorado State University. Veterinary professionals are eligible to apply for CEUs from Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
EAST Academy continues the exemplary Code 3 standard of outstanding faculty who are qualified to teach the various subjects, not only by knowledge but also by experience. All of our faculty have “been there and done that” with practical field application.
MODULE A includes
- The Professional & Ethical Officer
- Companion Animal Capture & Handling
- Rabies & Quarantine
- Canine & Feline Identification
- Laws & Ordinances, Policies & Procedures
- Concepts of Interviewing
- 4th Amendment for the Humane Officer / ACO
- Investigative Report Writing
- Biosecurity Risk Management
- Animal Assessments & Working w/ Veterinarians
- Canine & Feline Behavior
- Bite Case Investigation
Tuition, Registration & Payment
The tuition for Essential Animal Services Training Academy Modules A, B, and C is $550 per module.
For a limited time, Code 3 ACO Coalition members and BPF National Sheltering Alliance partners will receive a $50 discount on in-person EAST classes using coupon codes “acocoalition75off21” or “sheltering75off21”. If you aren’t an ACO Coalition member or BPF National Sheltering Alliance partner, join us today!
Texas LEO’s will receive TCOLE credit for this training, and the training is also approved by TXDSHS.
Colorado Department of Agriculture Bureau of Animal Protection Agents fulfill training requirements for this training, and the training is approved for continuing education credits.
Registration should be received at least 45 days prior to class start date. Full payment is due by the first day of class.
Training participants will be assessed a 25% fee on any cancellation made two weeks or less prior to class date, no refunds will be issued if the cancellation is made 0-5 days prior to the training. Exceptions may be made for extenuating circumstances and/or credits could be applied to future Code 3 training, please contact us regarding all cancellations.
As a result of pandemic related uncertainties, we are currently not accepting payment at the time of registration. You may bring payment with you to class or send a check through the mail, or you may pay by credit card. Once class attendance meets minimum requirements, invoices will be automatically sent. If you need an invoice in advance, please contact us.
Please email us, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions.
Location and Lodging
Essential Animal Services Training (EAST) Academy Module A will be held from February 6-10, 2023 in Winter Haven, FL. The class is hosted by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, and venue location is still to be determined.
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